DEBATE OF '98- fundamental tools of forestry
woodtick at lebmofo.com
Thu Apr 23 05:24:19 EST 1998
Larry Harrell wrote:
> Ron Wenrich <woodtick at lebmofo.com> wrote in article
> <353D2DF3.BA3189C3 at lebmofo.com>...
> > Sounds good for softwoods, but how does it work in hardwoods? And how
> > steeper slopes? The East ain't all flatland.
> > RDW
> As long as the tree is straight and the limbs aren't too big, I think they
> should work. Steepness isn't a problem as long as there is a place to turn
> around at the top. These particular machines are longer than a standard
> skidder but get better traction.
> Larry Harrell Fotoware
> Making software out of Fotos for over five years now
> Check out my web site at http://www.lhfotoware.com
Problem is, not all land runs to the top. Big limbs are the norm on many
trees, and straightness is a problem, in some cases. This is especially
evident on partial cuts that have been high graded.
Some forwarders are being used, but ususally by small, one-man shows. It'll
take another 10 yrs before they use them here. The rest of the world is our
test area. <G>
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